Knowledge And Attitude Towards Female Genital Mutilation Among The Residents Of Eldas Division, Eldas District, Wajir County (Kenya)

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Abstract

The objective of the study was to assess the perception of FGM among the residents of Eldas

Division, Wajir County, Kenya.

It was a cross-sectional study carried out in the study area and one hundred respondents were

interviewed and the majority (38%) were in the age group between 16-20 years with 56%%

married and the major religion being Islam.

The study finding shows that 78% of the respondents have heard messages against FGM and that health workers are the least source of information (9.1%).

Poverty and illiteracy was at an alarming rate as most of the respondents (71%) had no formal

education while 39% depend on pastoralism as source of income.

Most of respondents, 99% acknowledge that the community practices FGM and majority of girls, 75% are circumcised at the age of 5-10 years with homes being the preferred sites (97%). On the attitude, the study found out that 39% of the respondents think that FGM is a good practice and 55% would allow the practice to continue. Advocacy remains poor with 91% of the respondents not knowing any organizations that advocate against FGM.

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APA

JELLE, Y (2021). Knowledge And Attitude Towards Female Genital Mutilation Among The Residents Of Eldas Division, Eldas District, Wajir County (Kenya). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitude-towards-female-genital-mutilation-among-the-residents-of-eldas-division-eldas-district-wajir-county-kenya

MLA 8th

JELLE, YUSSUF "Knowledge And Attitude Towards Female Genital Mutilation Among The Residents Of Eldas Division, Eldas District, Wajir County (Kenya)" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitude-towards-female-genital-mutilation-among-the-residents-of-eldas-division-eldas-district-wajir-county-kenya. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

MLA7

JELLE, YUSSUF . "Knowledge And Attitude Towards Female Genital Mutilation Among The Residents Of Eldas Division, Eldas District, Wajir County (Kenya)". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021. Web. 28 Nov. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitude-towards-female-genital-mutilation-among-the-residents-of-eldas-division-eldas-district-wajir-county-kenya >.

Chicago

JELLE, YUSSUF . "Knowledge And Attitude Towards Female Genital Mutilation Among The Residents Of Eldas Division, Eldas District, Wajir County (Kenya)" Afribary (2021). Accessed November 28, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitude-towards-female-genital-mutilation-among-the-residents-of-eldas-division-eldas-district-wajir-county-kenya